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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 5, 2010 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Eulogy Request

I think it's just that he looked about 17 until he was well into his 40's, so when he finally actually aged it was dramatic.

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Aug 5, 2010 11:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry Eulogy Request

Extremely cool & very interesting to read Hunter's letter (email) to Garcia!

That's one reason why I never understand why more people don't read autobiographies--most of us would like to have met / gotten to know certain famous people--yet via books, you can meet them in an odd-sort of way . . .

I remember thinking to myself after Garcia died "What's going to happen to all those poems that (God-willing) Hunter's still got in him? Who's going to put them to music??" I guess he (Hunter) has tried writing for some different people over the years, & I guess he's writing some songs w/ Papa Mali & Kruetzman for Walker 7. I'm certainly looking forward to hearing them when they play Ft. Lauderdale in a month or so, but as was often said about The Grateful Dead--that the sum added up to more than it's parts--I think is true of the collaboration of Hunter & Garcia. Neither would have been capable of becoming who the grew to be & creating what they did without the other. They truly were special together, the likes of which I've yet to see / hear anything come close . . .

Anyway, thanks for posting Hunter's email!